It’s true that your preparation for the next game starts as the final whistle is blown on the current one. However, to help concentrate your efforts on the most important day of the week, we will give you a gameday breakdown of what your routine should start to resemble!
We’re repeatedly experimenting with our training week, and with good reason, consistently going into the weekend feeling under done or over cooked rather than primed for a peak performance. This can often be attributed to the difficulty associated with optimising your training week. Training too hard at the start or the end of your week can disrupt recovery and play havoc with your performances! What we are aiming to achieve with this article is to provide a framework from which you will be able to identify which parts of the training week need to be harder, and maybe more crucially, which parts need to be easier. When initially approaching the training week, we need to break it down into three distinguishable parts – namely; the recovery, training and tapering blocks of your weekly microcycle (week schedule).